Personal Narrative Essay: How 9/11 Changed The World

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Emmanuel Azeez Instructor: Laura Howard English 1101 Essay 2 September 24, 2014. 9/11 On September 11, 2001 terrorists affiliated with Al-Qaeda hijacked and crashed two American airplanes into the Twin Towers, killing thousand and injuring hundreds. This was the worst terrorist attack in American history. It showed that even the most powerful country in the world was subject to attack. This attack exposed the vulnerability of the United States as a nation. The 9/11 attacks changed the country forever; some lost family members, friends, and those who survived are forever hunted by the events of September 11, 2001. The entire country was in pandemonium including my family. I remember the day like it was yesterday. For me it was no different from every other Wednesday. I was only six year and completely ignorant of what was going on in New York. I was in art class; coloring when all of a sudden a tearful and scared voice came on the intercom. It was our principal Ms. Mallon. She yelled, “Turn on your TVs, there has…show more content…
I wrote a short letter thanking the firefighters and police for helping and saving all those people from the burning building. It went thus: “Thank you Mr. firefighter for keeping me and my family safe. Thank you for saving all those people from the burning building. Thank you for being there when we need you. You are my Hero”. Although the images of the event were still fresh in my mind I had no understanding of it. I often wondered as a kid why an airplane would crash into a building in broad day. These and many more questions went unanswered for year until the 6th anniversary of the attacks. My 7th grade social studies teacher Mr. Drummond gave answers to the questions I had about the 9/11 attacks. He even showed a documentary about the attacks in class for us to better

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